“Safari” traditionally means “journey” in Swahili
but today the word evokes something rather different… Traditional African safaris are more likely to conjure up ‘Out of Africa’- style images of sweeping plains and savannah teeming with wildlife: stampeding wildebeest, elusive leopards, majestic elephants and, king of them all, the lion.
Africa’s landscapes, flora and fauna are as diverse as the continent is vast. Tanzania’s classic and very popular Northern Circuit, for example, takes in the iconic wildebeest migration across the Serengeti plains and the ubiquitous wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater. Traditional African safaris elsewhere vary from a tour of Zimbabwe’s National Parks. Choose Matusadona for rhino tracking or Hwange with its massive elephant population for a lesser-visited wilderness.
The best time to see wildlife in any country is in the dry season. The animals converge at waterholes and rivers when grasses are low and sustenance is in short supply. Animals slumber in the shade to tame the mid-day heat so activities usually involve early morning and late afternoon game drives. We always use custom-built 4×4 safari vehicles, complete with morning coffee and sundowners. Guides will then impart their excellent knowledge of the bush and its fascinating residents.
Accommodation options range from comfortable mobile camps to exclusive, chic eco-lodges. Perfect for relaxing after a long day, dine under the stars and swap safari stories with your fellow guests.
Get into the heart of Zambia's premier wildlife hotspot... luxury bushcamps, excellent cuisine and top notch Professional Guides
Combine creature comforts in Victoria Falls with an active safari in Hwange's wild reaches with one of Zimbabwe's top guiding teams over a week
Fantastic wildlife and stunning scenery! From Ngorongoro to Africa's great Serengeti plains - an action pack safari experience!
Masai Mara Safari
An indulgent step back in Kenya's safari history covering the Masai Mara and parts of the Northern Frontier District
Lower Zambezi Canoe safaris
We've run canoe safaris since 1995. From Kariba, past Mana Pools, Sapi, Chewore and Mupata Gorge to Kanyemba. 230km of untamed adventure!
The Classic Okavango safari with first class accommodation and top notch professional guides in the Linyanti
Namibia Flying Safari
Discover iconic Namibia from the air… the dunes of Sossusvlei, rugged Damaraland and the wildlife in Etosha - all 3 of Namibia's safari icons.
Explore Chobe and the Okavango on a fully supported mobile safari over 10 days. Run year round on set dates or private departures on request.
Okavango Explorer Safari
Discover the Okavango World Heritage Site by foot, boat and vehicle. This safari tour over 8 days covers Moremi and the Delta.
Tanzania’s Northern Circuit
Discover Northern Tanzania - the sights, sounds and feel of the real Africa. Stay in luxury lodges. Meet the Maasai and wildlife of Tanzania
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